With the paint prep finished Brian started setting up his paint equipment. He closed the lid of our brand new pressure pot and tightened down the pressure regulator. It broke off in his hand. We purchased the 2.5 gallon pressure pot from that cheap tool place. (You know the one.) There's a store a couple of miles from our house. No big deal. He packed up the pressure pot and took it back for a new one.
Are these things supposed to take that long?
"I don't know nothin' about paintin' no trailers!"
I know we should be thinking "sustainability" instead of "availability." Sometimes it's so hard to avoid the temptation of going to the cheap place when we just want to work on the next thing without having to wait for tools to come in. If I just think about how much sooner our tools from the cheap place will be in the landfill then it will be easier to make a good choice and buy higher quality tools from someplace else.